Michael has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law, and includes providing major national corporations with oversight of their employment litigation. Michael also counsels and defends employers on a wide variety of professional and commercial matters. He has served as trial counsel in cases involving product liability, premises liability, construction litigation, environmental litigation, sexual abuse litigation, and other complex litigation.
A native of the Midwest, Michael obtained both his B.A. and J.D. from Marquette University. During law school, he served as Executive Editor of both the Marquette Law Review and the Journal of the National Sports Law Institute. At graduation, he was honored with the Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School and Profession. Michael remains an active contributor to legal scholarship. He recently published an article on liability issues in childhood sexual abuse cases in the MBA Civil Litigation Section News. He is also a frequent speaker for various insurance trade associations on topics such as sexual abuse, employment law, early mediation, and non-profit liability issues. He is a lecturer for the national Non-Profit Risk Management Institute in Washington, D.C. Michael is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only national trial lawyer honorary society. Michael has also been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual listing of outstanding and professionally accomplished attorneys.
Michael enjoys spending free time with his family and being actively involved in community advocacy and service. He volunteers at Justice Bridge, mentoring recent law school graduates who are providing legal representation to individuals of modest means. Michael also serves as a Co-Chairperson on the Parent Advisory Board at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts and coaches the school's Mock Trial Team.